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Synonyms for burlesquebərˈlɛsk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burlesque(noun)

    a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)

    mockery, parody, charade, spoof, lampoon, pasquinade, travesty, takeoff, sendup, put-on

  2. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(adj)

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

    jeer, fraud, prank, joke, trick, scoff, takeoff, caper, farce comedy, parody, hoax, spoof, put-on, humbug, farce, burlesque, travesty, scoffing, antic, pasquinade, jeering, mockery, sendup, lampoon, dupery, charade, fraudulence

  3. burlesque(verb)

    relating to or characteristic of a burlesque

    "burlesque theater"

  4. spoof, burlesque, parody(verb)

    make a parody of

    "The students spoofed the teachers"

    parody, spoof, burlesque


  1. burlesque(adjective)


    travesty, lampoon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burlesque

    A caricature is a grotesque exaggeration of striking features or peculiarities, generally of a person; a burlesque treats any subject in an absurd or incongruous manner. A burlesque is written or acted; a caricature is more commonly in sketch or picture. A parody changes the subject, but keeps the style; a travesty keeps the subject, but changes the style; a burlesque does not hold itself to either subject or style; but is content with a general resemblance to what it may imitate. A caricature, parody, or travesty must have an original; a burlesque may be an independent composition. An account of a schoolboys' quarrel after the general manner of Homer's Iliad would be a burlesque; the real story of the Iliad told in newspaper style would be a travesty. An extravaganza is a fantastic composition, musical, dramatic, or narrative. Imitation is serious; mimicry is either intentionally or unintentionally comical.

    caricature, exaggeration, extravaganza, imitation, mimicry, parody, take-off, travesty

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burlesque(a.)

    comic, comical, funny, laughable, farcical, ludicrous, jocular, sportive

  2. burlesque(n.)

    caricature, travesty, parody, farce, ludicrous representation

  3. burlesque(v. a.)

    caricature, travesty, make ludicrous

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